Tarot Reading Liar Liar Pants On Fire
Hello fellow Tarot Readers. I have read on Facebook many posts and comments by professional Tarot Readers who claim to have a Tarot Reading specializations. In particular, by some professional Readers who brand or promote themselves as ‘counselors’. Some even go so far as clearly stating they are either psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers, etc., who incorporate Tarot Reading into their professional practices.
That’s all fine and dandy if they can prove that is true. When you go to a doctor’s office, and your doctor wants to do a tarot reading to better help you, you can actually see that he is a doctor in a doctor’s office, and that he can also read his Tarot Cards for you. But online, it is not as clear.
Anybody online cay say just about anything about themselves, thinking we really can’t know the difference about them. Then there are those tarot readers who do have real life offices, or see people at their homes, and who call themselves ‘counselors’.
Please do not get me wrong, I am sure the greater majority of them are what they say they are. However, it is likely that some of them are not. The object of this article, is those that are not. This needs to be addressed before they ruin it all for the rest of us professional tarot readers.
Before I go too deep into explaining what I am getting at in this blog article of mine, let me say this first. The question begs to be asked! What is a ‘professional’ tarot reader? There are varying answers to this question. Personally, I would say that a professional tarot reader is someone who interprets the cards for people who pay a fee for the service they offer.
Reading the tarot on a professional basis, is all relative to the tarot reader herself. It does not matter how much the fee is. Nor does it matter how much money the tarot reader makes in a year from reading for other people. Nor does it matter how professional or non-professional the Reader’s website looks like. Nor does it matter what other services the Reader provides to clients. When it comes down to it, a professional Tarot Reader is someone who expects to be paid for her tarot readings. Period!
This said, let us now look at those professional tarot readers who put themselves forward as professional counselors. As I said, it may very well be that some are actually ‘licensed’ and State recognized as ‘counselors’ who just happen to have a tarot practice. In some states, the State will recognize legitimate and accredited schools or colleges – that offer certain metaphysical or esoteric diplomas or certificates. They have professors that have a respectful and esteemed career in those fields. The State honors their traditions and teachings.
Those legitimate professors, themselves, have a State License to practice in their chosen helping professions. They transmit their knowledge and experience to their students, along with a required work place training and supervision. It is acknowledged that their students go on to graduate and do well in the work place. If you want to take such an accredited line of studies, you may want to choose the course according to whom the professors are… And make sure that the school is a legitimate one.
If you are a client of a tarot reader who says he/she is a ‘counselor’, you may want to ask if they are State Licensed to offer such a service; and what exactly is the service they are licensed for. And what exactly do they mean when they say “counsellor”.
When I say license, I mean a State License as a counselor. They must have their License up in full view for you to see it, both there and on their website. Such licenses cost money, so if they really have one, they will be proud to put it where anyone can review it. Make sure the license is current. Some tarot counsellors who are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, doctors, or nurses, etc. have to pay extravagant malpractice insurance fees.
It happens that some end-up losing their license to practice in their helping profession. If a tarot reader includes any professional intervention skill – for which they have lost their license to practice, they could end-up in jail. And you getting a bad tarot session.
In many States, just about anybody can put up a shingle saying they are a counsellor, or that they offer counselling. In many States, there is no law specifically prohibiting such a sign on the outside wall of a house or building, or on a gate, or even on a website or business card. However, in those States, it is what goes on behind closed doors that counts!
Simply put, a tarot reader is a tarot reader. Each State has its own laws that apply to tarot reading. If you are a Reader, you may do well by looking into the laws about tarot reading or fortune-telling in your State. In the U.S., not only does each State have their own laws governing reading the tarot for money, each county and city have their own too.
When you are a paying client of a tarot reader, take what he/she says with a grain of salt. Remember the cards are but a piece of cardboard paper, and the tarot reader is a mere human being. Find a Reader who clicks well with you; remember that those who resemble each other, assemble together. Tarot reading is considered – entertainment. Tarot should be used as a confirmation of what your intuition already tells you – the client.
As far as a Tarot Reader being a ‘counsellor’ is concerned, remember to ask for their current State License. The average professional tarot reader who says they are a counsellor, really does not mean to say they are a “counsellor”. They do just mean that they read the cards in such a way that you can get answers to your question. They give advice… This does not go to say that they are actually trained and accredited ‘counsellors” who are officially licensed to be of the Helping Profession.
Little women at their kitchen table, with a computer on it, and that offer professional tarot readings, are not necessarily psychologists. They do not mean to make themselves sound as if saying they say that they give actual therapy sessions (counselling); nor that they are lawyers (counsellors). They are just tarot readers.
We live in a country composed of many human beings. No matter what our politics are, everyone knows that not every human being living here are the same. Some of our tarot clients have good knowledge of the English language, some barely. What may mean one thing to most, to others it may sound as if it is saying something else. For that reason, when a client pay you to read the Tarot for them, the law protects them.
If you are a professional tarot reader, use wisdom when choosing the words that will describe you to your clients. If you a tarot client, choose your Reader carefully. For example, if you do not want to be hypnotized during a tarot reading session with your Tarot Reader, then say so; or you can end-up hypnotized. If you do not want a therapy session when getting a Tarot Reading, tell your Tarot Reader exactly that you don’t want a therapy session. That you just want a tarot reading. If you use NLP intervention skills, and that you promote yourself as a ‘counsellor’, know that then you are not legally allowed to use such an intervention skill during a tarot session.
I hope that this article of mine on the use of the word ‘counselor’ is of help to you. Perhaps it has started you thinking about how to use a word description properly when promoting yourself to tarot clients. Always keep at the front of your mind, that your tarot practice is there to help people; and that we are governed by laws. If not, people may call you Liar Liar Pants On Fire.